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Carroll County

Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, who was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wythe County and Pulaski County

E – Floyd County and Patrick County

S – Surry County, North Carolina

W – Grayson County and Galax


Created:  January 7, 1842                      Map of Virginia highlighting Carroll County

County Seat: 

Hillsville  1842 – present


Old County Courthouse – Hillsville  


Location:  515 North Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1870 – 1875

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Ira Coltrane.of Hillsville

Contractor:  Ira Coltrane, S Collier Jr., A H Mitchell and W H Sutherland.


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hillsville. The shape of the building is a “T” with north and south wings. The . The southwest front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are three stone trimmed arches with stair cases in the outside arches. The window headers are stone. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored wood cupola. The roof is pitched. In the interior, the former courtroom was located on the second story. The courthouse is now the Carroll County Historical Courthouse.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Carroll County Courthouse


County Courthouse – Hillsville


Location:  605 Pine Street / Carroll Street

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J A Gibson & Associates

Contractor:  Branch & Associates Inc.


Description:  The buildings face west and are two story red colored brick and concrete structures. The complex consists of three buildings located in the center of Hillsville. The center building has a wide portico with arched entrance on the first story. There is a balcony on the second story and a pediment at the roof line. There is a square building on the north side and another on the south side, and the buildings are connected to the center building. All the building have green colored roofs. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 27th Judicial Circuit and the City of Galax Circuit Court.. The buildings are named as the Carroll County Government Center. 


See:  The 27th Judicial Circuit includes Bland CountyFloyd  County, GalaxGiles CountyGrayson County, Montgomery County, Pulaski CountyRadford and Wythe County.


History:  The county was created in 1842 and Hillsville was selected as the county seat. The first meeting of the court was held at the residence of James Stafford. The first courthouse was built by Ira Coltrane in Hillsville in 1842. The second courthouse was built in 1870 to 1875 at a cost of $9,500 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1998 to 1999.



Old County Courthouse – Hillsville















County Courthouse – Hillsville











Photos taken 2013